Humour Hunt

Gunfire at the Château Frontenac

– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – This issue, we have a mix of tales ranging from a sly private and unconventional menu items to a story about wartime gunfire in the halls of Quebec’s famed hotel, the Château Frontenac. Bob Anglin of Ottawa, who joined the Black Watch in the 1960s, recalls an incident...
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    May 28, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    The expression, a piece of cake, meaning anything easy to handle, originated in the Royal Air Force about 1938. We like an entertaining explanation of the expression’s origin sent in by Sidney Allinson of Scarborough, Ont. It seems that an instructor at a fighter training...
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    May 26, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    A contributor who wishes to remain anonymous has sent us a sequel to Hugo Saudino’s earlier story about somebody dressing up in the mess polar-bear skin at Fort Churchill to provide a sudden outdoors photo opportunity for visitors from the south. During a Halloween party...
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    May 21, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Harry Lennox of Vancouver, who says at 86, he’s “still picking them up and putting them down,” has been a Legion padre for 57 years and is honorary chaplain of the British Columbia Regt. in whose 2nd Bn. he served in the Second World War....
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    May 19, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Stan Knight of Bobcaygeon, Ont., sends us this story. The convoy had broken up and the merchant ships, considered out of the danger zone, were proceeding independently to their ports of destination. The first mate of an old tramp steamer, happy to be completing a...
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    May 12, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    H.A.R. Dunsheath of Oakville, Ont., recounts that when the V-2 rockets started falling on London in the fall of 1944 they were explained away in the press as gas-main explosions. Mr. Dunsheath continues: One morning on the way to HQ, I climbed aboard a double-decker...
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    May 7, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    J.H. McArthur of London, Ont., contributes a reminder of the folly of volunteering: One of those divisional sports events was coming up at Aldershot and a member of the RCR boxing team failed to return from a 48-hour pass. The night before the fights, the...
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